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Poster: Smokestack Jones Date: Jan 30, 2010 6:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: An Idea

So, here's my idea. Why can't there be a place to give a 'thumbs up' or a 'thumbs down' to reviews of shows?

Then you could see that 38 or so other folks thought a review by Dr. Flashback was a 'thumbs up' and maybe you should give that show a listen. A nice point in the right direction if you will.

And if a review had more than say 10 or 20 'thumbs down' it would be hidden and the folks who frequent this site wouldn't have to wade through so much garbage.
This is also a way to insure that reviewers like oh_um_ah_oh_um and his blatant disregard for the rules of this site and whom posts a 'how to download shows' in every review would not catch the attention of those who could take the streaming of these fine shows away.

Just an idea.

And just in case anyone was wondering, oh_uh_um_ah, back_from_the_DEAD and Reason_Tatters are the same poster. All their reviews are exactly the same and are completely counter productive to the rules and regulations of this site.

This post was modified by Smokestack Jones on 2010-01-30 14:35:54

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jan 30, 2010 7:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Idea

Not a bad idea..but not something I am particularly interested in.
I don't pay much attention to reviews other than if a show has a high number of them, I may give it a listen.
On the other hand, sometimes I will listen to a show just because it has no reviews.
As for content of reviews, I rarely pay attention. Doesn't matter who the reviewer is. I'd rather listen and decide if I like a show or no not, regardless of what others may think of it. I rarely if ever post reviews anymore. Why should my opinion carry weight with someone else any more than theirs does with me?
As for the amount of stuff to wade thru on the archive...I say the more the better. I'll probably never be able to listen to it all, nor would I want to, but it is nice to know that it is there if I want it. I would really hate to see shows disappear because a certain number of people poo- pooed them before I had a chance to listen and decide for myself.

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Poster: Smokestack Jones Date: Jan 30, 2010 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Idea

No, the shows would never go away. Only the bogus review would go away.
It's stated pretty clearly on the IA that "Audience-made Grateful Dead concert recordings are available as downloads while available soundboards are accessible in streaming format only."

Yet, every review by oh_uh_um_ah has "Here's one way to download this show:" with complete directions on how to do so.
This piece of shit has 7 pages of reviews with downloading instructions stated in every one.

This is in total defiance of the IA and the GD and their wishes. If this jerk is allowed to continue with this we won't even have shows to stream anymore.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jan 31, 2010 6:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Idea

My bad....I misunderstood what you were trying to say.
I thought you meant that if enough reviewers said a show wasn't good that the show would be taken down so as to make it easier to find the "good" stuff. I would never be in favor of that.
As to posts by oh_um_uh_oh, it would be nice if there was someone that could go in and delete the offending parts of his posts while leaving the rest behind.
Even though I don't personally make use of the reviews, I wouldn't want them to be removed completely as others here now and in the future may find some value in them.

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Poster: pHurthur Date: Jan 30, 2010 8:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Idea

Thumbsdown.jpg

This post was modified by pHurthur on 2010-01-30 16:43:18

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Poster: Shooting Dark Star Date: Jan 30, 2010 10:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Idea

Is there anyway to rid ourselves of certain posts... such as the ass who tells people how to DL the music? Is there a moderator for this particilar niche on IA? If not, I certainly wish there was.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Jan 30, 2010 11:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Idea

yeah, you could, ya know, not read them!

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Poster: Smokestack Jones Date: Jan 31, 2010 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Idea

I apologize, you are absolutely correct about not reading reviews.

Reviewer: mcgannahan - - January 31, 2010
Subject: babbs's flashback
seems ken had a flashback and thought he was at an acid test, ramrod should have booted that nut off the stage, fuckups like babbs are what gave lsd a bad rap, what a pity, ohh, killer show by the way, you dig 68, 69, this is must have. i should have mentioned that babbs fucked my mother and killed my puppy.

Fucked your mother and killed your puppy?

We talkin' 'bout Ken Babbs or Micheal Vick?

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Poster: LoogyHanger Date: Jan 31, 2010 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Idea

babbs only gave Name, Rank, and Serial Number.

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Poster: Smokestack Jones Date: Jan 31, 2010 1:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Idea

Hi Clifford.

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Poster: LoogyHanger Date: Jan 31, 2010 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Idea

Stilladork.jpg

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Jan 31, 2010 9:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Idea

i don't like the pranksters. sorry. they never did it for me. i'm sure babbs is a nice fellow, but damn is he annoying.

This post was modified by mcgannahan on 2010-02-01 05:40:41

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Poster: Smokestack Jones Date: Jan 31, 2010 3:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Idea

Oh yeah, bury your head in the sand. Typical fuckin Deadhead.
Sometimes I forgot the overwhelming majority of you people just like to piss and moan about the problem and do nothing about it.
What are you gonna do when they remove every show from here because of idiot posters who break the rules and tell everyone how to circumvent the system?
You're gonna go somewhere else and piss and moan about the problem and continue to do nothing about a solution.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jan 30, 2010 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Idea

Good Idea. I like this.